Today's News

  • Students of the Month - March 18, 2012
  • Noticias - March 18, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - March 18, 2013

    • Robertson High School Data Night, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the RHS Media Center Lecture Hall. For more information, call 454-5770.
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the US Forest Service Bldg.  For more information, call 425-9088.


  • Score 1 for secrecy

    Pop quiz: What’s the best word to describe lawmakers who espouse a belief in open government, but who vote for a special rule that seeks to cloak their own emails and documents related to public business in secrecy?

    A. Arrogant;
    B. Misguided;
    C. Hypocritical;
    D. Shameful;
    E. All of the above

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 18, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Mr. McDonald, take a bow

    Being at the top is never easy. Being at the top of a newspaper, even less so.

    More often than not, you’re vilified for calling people on the things they deserve to be called on. You’re blamed for things you had little or no control over. You’re criticized for going too easy or too hard on someone. You’re accused of being biased, no matter how you handle a situation.

    Such is life at the top when you’re the publisher or general manager of a newspaper.

  • Trojans finish as runners-up

    For the second consecutive season, Wagon Mound’s boys’ basketball team emerged as the pride of northeastern New Mexico, making the deepest run in the state tournaments of any team in the region.

    Unfortunately for the Trojans and their loyal fans — much of the village of Wagon Mound was at The Pit for Friday’s Class B boys’ title game — this year would bring a runner-up trophy instead of the coveted blue state championship hardware.

  • Lobos, Aggies win league tourneys

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steve Alford still had the net around his neck when the lobbying began for his New Mexico Lobos.

    No. 1 in the Mountain West Conference, for sure. But how about a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament?

    Improbable, yes, if only because this is the Mountain West after all. But Alford made it clear Saturday he wasn’t going to settle for just being a No. 2.

    “We’ve got to be in the talks,” Alford said.

  • Productive starts for RHS tennis, WLV softball

    Two days of tennis in the City Different provided ample early-season learning experience for the Robertson High School teams in the Santa Fe Invitational.

    The Cardinal boys scored 9-0 wins over both Santa Fe High and St. Michael’s and an 8-1 verdict vs. Los Alamos before losing to defending Class 3A state champion New Mexico Military.

    The girls bounced back from 8-1 losses to Santa Fe and Los Alamos by crushing Capital 9-0 on Saturday.

    Head coach Roman Fulgenzi noted progress.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 18, 2013

    • West Las Vegas at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Portales

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 6:30 p.m., Aztec